On buying stuff, prioritizing, and making ethical decisions

Alternatively titled, Hierarchy of ethical decisions as an environmentalist; or, stop judging other people.

I’m sure we’ve all been there. You need to purchase something, but you’re paralyzed by indecision. Maybe you need a new pair of rain boots, but do you choose the ones you can afford, the vegan ones, or the ones from the super-sustainable brand?

Making ethical decisions is never easy.

Making ethical decisions is even harder when we know others will judge us for our decisions. Value judgements are distinctly personal, yet most people feel they have the right to weigh in on them. read more

Getting started

Welcome to Green Indy! We’re here to make zero waste accessible to everyone, no matter where you live or how much money you have. (I’m Polly, by the way.)

Totally new to zero waste? No problem: here’s the 10-step beginner guide to get started.

Dabbled in zero waste and ready to go to the next level? Doing a trash audit is a great way to plan your next steps.

Feeling like a zero waste rock star? Excellent! It’s time to take your skills into the community and get teaching. Here’s how to start. read more